394 HISTORY OF PERSIA CHAP. ment from Teheran of a general to command the Pars army, he rebelled. He was joined by Mohamed Vali Khan5 and the Shah was at the same time further weakened by the revolt of Sulayman Khan Kajar, the Governor of Azerbaijan, who hoped to gain the throne by attacking whichever of the two brothers emerged as victor from the impending struggle. But the brothers came to terms, owing to the intervention of their mother, and Sulayman Khan, seeing his hopes disappear, took sanctuary in the royal stable at Teheran. With remark- able generosity the Shah not only pardoned him, but reappointed him Governor of Azerbaijan. The last important pretender was Nadir Mirzay who on hearing of the death of Aga Mohamed had returned to Khorasan from Afghanistan and taken possession of Meshed. The Shah marched into Khorasan to assert his authority. Nishapur shut its gates and was stormed, and Turbat-i-Haydari also was taken. Upon the arrival of the Persian army before Meshed, Nadir Mirza submitted and was pardoned.